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Neko Zamurai Season 2 (Spring 2015, various networks) stars Kitamura Kazuki, reprising his role as Madarame Kyutaro, the former swordplay mentor turned ronin, with his feline companion, Tamanojo. Kyutaro, along with the cat, has returned to Edo after visiting his family back in his homeland. He intends to once again try finding a job as a Samurai in the city. However, trouble awaits him at his tenement housing. His old landlord has assigned his daughter Kikuno (Mori Kanna) as the new landlady. Kikuno reiterates her father's rule of "no cats allowed." She has an acute nose and suspects Madarame of hiding a cat from her. Further exacerbating his dilemma, Kyutaro discovers that there have been numerous cats living in his room since he's been away! Nekomiya's proprietress Oshichi (Takahashi Kaori) tells him to keep the cats since they will bring him luck... Meanwhile, Kyutaro has to find a job so he goes to an employment agency and meets with owner Tenbiki Shiro (Moto Fuyuki) who tries to find him a job. There are also additional people in town: a new arrogant constable Kameyama Tsurujiro (Nishina Takashi), and a new neighbor, Kosuke (Sano Yasuomi), the soba vendor. And then, there is also Kyutaro's strict mother-in-law, Tae (Kino Hana), who is unhappy with her daughter, Oshizu (Yokoyama Megumi) and son-in-law's arrangement...
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NEKO ZAMURAI (Season 2)
"Samurai Cat"


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There's really not much notes but still, some of you might be expecting these. So here you go...


Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (鳥獣人物戯画). The sash that Kyutaro wore in Ep. 3 has depictions of animals taken from these scrolls. It literally means, "animal-person caricatures", and is known as "The Scrolls of Frolicking Animals" in English. It is a set of four illustrated scrolls, or emakimono. Its artist is unknown (some claim it's Sojo Toba). It is also credited as the oldest work of manga. It has drawings of animals like rabbits and monkeys doing human-like activities (playing, wrestling, bathing, etc).
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Neko Zamurai (Fall 2013, various networks) is about Madarame Kyutaro (Kitamura Kazuki), a master swordsman from the Kaga domain who was dismissed from his job as a swordplay mentor, and became a masterless Samurai. He left his wife Oshizu (Yokoyama Megumi) and chooses the Way of the Sword, living in a narrow tenement housing in Edo. Poor and barely able to make a living, he has no choice but to take on a strange request: to kill a goblin cat. Sakichi (Mizusawa Shingo) a clerk of a dry goods store is claiming that a pet cat has possessed the soul of his master, Yozaemon (Yozaburo Ito). But when Kyutaro sneaks inside to assassinate the cat, what he sees is the adorable white cat, Tamanojo. Can't bear to kill the cat, he takes it home with him. He collects the payment, and tells the servant that he has interred the body of the cat in an urn. The truth is he is secretly keeping the cat. Then, thinking that his pet cat is dead, the owner is devastated and asks the relentless and ruthless constable Ishiwatari (Yuki Ryoichi) to pursue Tamanojo's killer... As Kyutaro tries to cope living with and taking care of the cat, he befriends donut-maker Wakana (Hirata Kaoru) and cat store proprietress, Oshichi (Yokoyama Megumi). He is also desperately trying to seek employment at a certain clan's residence but one of its members, Naito Kanbee (Kasahara Kinji) who was once his most bitter rival in swordplay, tells him his swordsmanship services are no longer needed at a time of peace. Will Kyutaro be able to regain his position as a Samurai while secretly taking care of Tamanojo at the same time?
© original text by: earthcolors


NEKO ZAMURAI (Season 1)
"Samurai Cat"



Subtitles by Wabi-Sabi Subs

Translation / Editing / Retiming:
earthcolors

Special thanks:
Keiko1981

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These are not for sale, reposting or re-uploading.
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Subbing Update:

Ep 1-12 complete softsubs (here)

D-addicts thread: (link)
Drama Notes: (link)

Subs for Season 2 (here)

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Here are some few notes for Neko Zamurai (S1):


Tamanojo. She was portrayed by a number of white cats. The main cat was Anago (middle cat above), the green-eyed 14 year old female cat, that's on the posters, and always being held by Madarame Kyutaro. Other cats were Sakura (right cat), 4 year old female cat which is the one in the scenes showing a leaner, active cat; while another cat also named Sakura (left cat), 15 year old female which was the rotund, rather sleepy cat in some scenes. According to Kitamura Kazuki, on how to differentiate the three cats: "Anago has round and big eyes. She's the one I coo and baby-talk to in the movie. Sakura (The Younger) has a kind of slanted eyes, a more prominent nose, and is a cool beauty. Her body is larger than Anago's. Sakura (The Elder) has a plump body and is charming. Its sleeping figure is soothing, and is most popular with the staff."
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